High MDRTB risk for healthcare workers ‘unnecessary’

Chris Bateman, Dadid Dludla


Healthcare workers in KwaZulu-Natal have up to three times greater chance of developing drug-resistant (DR) TB than the general population and face double the average risk of their professional colleagues elsewhere in the country – whether they work exclusively with TB patients or not.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

Dadid Dludla, Rhodes University

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Healthcare workers, occupational health

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(8):649-650.

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Date submitted: 2012-06-22
Date published: 2012-07-09

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